As we head into mid-January, Old Man Winter usually grabs hold over much of the US. Arctic outbreaks, nasty blizzards, and sometimes crippling ice storms can hit the country. Thanks to a rather boring pattern, however, 2019 hasn’t been too bad. Here at Victoria Weather HQ, we’ve only gotten a trace of snow this month and looks to be dry for the next week, all this in a month where we average nearly a foot of snow. There’s a good snowstorm setting up for this weekend, but sadly it won’t be anywhere around here.
Low pressure is developing over the Southern Plains and thanks to a strong high pressure area sitting over the Northern US, this storm will move mainly due east over the next 48-72 hours. There’s enough cold air sitting over the Mid-MS River Valley that as it shifts towards the TN Valley by Saturday, snow will spread over KS into MO. A Winter Storm Warning is out for Central/Eastern MO, with St. Louis looking at 6-9″ from this storm by the time it winds down Saturday night. Meanwhile, here in the Twin Cities, dry conditions and temperatures in the mid 30s are expected through Monday. Come back snow! We miss you!